A hotel in the style of an opulent Edwardian country house was built on this 800-acre estate at the turn of the 20th century, and its grandeur has been carefully preserved ever since.
Lulled by the staggering beauty of mile after mile of Ayrshire coast, guests driving in are often unprepared for the attention commanded by the stately Turnberry Resort when it bursts into view. The obliging staff, many of whom have worked at Turnberry for years, welcome travellers with traditional lowland hospitality: warming whiskies, comforting fare, unobtrusive service, and tales of truth and legend about this place, so rich in history, both ancient and modern. Here, in the still, clear air, Turnberry has come to be known as a centre for health and relaxation since it debuted one of Europe’s first spas nearly 30 years ago. A far-reaching, £30 million restoration, initiated by Turnberry's new owner, Leisurecorp, is underway. Led by interior designer Mary Fox Linton, the renovation will return the 103-year-old hotel to the original vision of its architect, James Miller. Red-roofed Turnberry Resort will keep its rightful place as one of the world’s top hotels for years and years to come. Located in Ayrshire, Scottland Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort first opened in 1906 and quickly established itself as the premier destination for social and sporting events.
Converted into an airfield during both world wars, the Ailsa course, designed by Mackenzie Ross, reopened to the public in 1951. The course emerged from acres of runway, foundations of brick huts, hangars and transformer houses left over from the Second World War and has been established as one of the world’s most renowned golf courses. The Spa at Turnberry was added in 1991 and the new Golf Clubhouse June 1993. The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy, the first of its kind in the world, opened in 2000, offering a unique teaching environment with state-of-the art facilities. This was followed with the opening of the Kintyre course in 2001. With its spectacular setting, challenging golf holes and awe-inspiring views, each course is world renowned. The Onsite Outdoor Activity Centre offers guests a variety of distinguished outdoor activities including, quad biking, horse-riding, fishing, off-road driving and more. The Arran course, a par 3 and 4 course, opened in 2002 as the ideal venue for on-course lessons for novices and offer expert players a warm up round prior to their game on the Ailsa or Kintyre. In 2001 Turnberry greatly expanded its accommodation options by building nine two-bedroom luxury cottages, ideal for couples and families, as well as twelve luxury lodges with either six or eight ensuite bedrooms, adjacent to the hotel with breathtaking views across the golf courses and sea.
Business Meeting, Family Vacation, Golf Getaway
Glasgow International Airport (GLA)
May through October